Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Moldova instead of Zimbabwe, you would:


be 95.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Zimbabwe, 12.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Moldova, that number is 0.6% of people as of 2018.

live 9.6 years longer

In Zimbabwe, the average life expectancy is 62 years (60 years for men, 64 years for women) as of 2020. In Moldova, that number is 72 years (68 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020.

be 21.9% more likely to be obese

In Zimbabwe, 15.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Moldova, that number is 18.9% of people as of 2016.


make 2.9 times more money

Zimbabwe has a GDP per capita of $2,300 as of 2017, while in Moldova, the GDP per capita is $6,700 as of 2017.

be 63.7% less likely to be unemployed

In Zimbabwe, 11.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Moldova, that number is 4.1% as of 2017.

be 86.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Zimbabwe, 72.3% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Moldova, however, that number is 9.6% as of 2015.

pay a 64.0% lower top tax rate

Zimbabwe has a top tax rate of 50.0% as of 2016. In Moldova, the top tax rate is 18.0% as of 2016.


be 95.9% less likely to die during childbirth

In Zimbabwe, approximately 458.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Moldova, 19.0 women do as of 2017.

be 14.9% more likely to be literate

In Zimbabwe, the literacy rate is 86.5% as of 2015. In Moldova, it is 99.4% as of 2015.

be 63.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Zimbabwe, approximately 30.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Moldova, on the other hand, 11.1 children do as of 2020.

have 68.2% fewer children

In Zimbabwe, there are approximately 33.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Moldova, there are 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.9 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Zimbabwe, approximately 34% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Moldova, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.8 times more likely to have internet access

In Zimbabwe, approximately 27.1% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Moldova, about 76.1% do as of 2018.

be 17.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Zimbabwe, approximately 77% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Moldova, that number is 90% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 85% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Moldova: At a glance

Moldova is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 32,891 sq km. Part of Romania during the interwar period, Moldova was incorporated into the Soviet Union at the close of World War II. Although the country has been independent from the USSR since 1991, Russian forces have remained on Moldovan territory east of the Nistru River supporting the separatist region of Transnistria, composed of a Slavic majority population (mostly Ukrainians and Russians), but with a sizeable ethnic Moldovan minority. One of the poorest nations in Europe, Moldova became the first former Soviet state to elect a communist, Vladimir VORONIN, as its president in 2001. VORONIN served as Moldova's president until he resigned in September 2009, following the opposition's gain of a narrow majority in July parliamentary elections and the Communist Party's (PCRM) subsequent inability to attract the three-fifths of parliamentary votes required to elect a president and, by doing so, put into place a permanent government. Four Moldovan opposition parties formed a new coalition, the Alliance for European Integration (AEI), iterations of which have acted as Moldova's governing coalitions since. Moldova experienced significant political uncertainty between 2009 and early 2012, holding three general elections and numerous presidential ballots in parliament, all of which failed to secure a president. Following November 2010 parliamentary elections, a reconstituted AEI-coalition consisting of three of the four original AEI parties formed a government, and in March 2012 was finally able to elect an independent as president. As of late May 2013, the ruling coalition - comprised of two of the original AEI parties and a splinter group from a third - is called the Pro-European Coalition. In November 2013, the Moldovan Government initialed an Association Agreement with the European Union (EU), advancing the coalition's policy priority of EU integration.

How big is Moldova compared to Zimbabwe? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State tax Service, Zimbabwe Revenue Authority.


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